An Italian Sea - Port.From a most capital picture painted by Salvator Rosa, in the collection of the right Hon.ble Welbore Ellis, Baron Mendip, to whom this print is dedicated by his most oblisged humble servant, John Boydell.
Pub.d March 25 1800, by John & Josiah Boydell. No. 90, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
Engraving. Platemark: 570 x 795mm (22¼ x 31¼").
A landscape scene depicting sailing boats and rowing boats of all sizes docked among great rocky cliffs, with many sailors working, and a few buildings dotted in the cliff. A group of men are scraping the hull of a boat to the left, which is propped up on planks of wood, as many others work in the foreground. Lettered below image with the title, a dedication from the publisher to the then owner of the painting, the "Honble. Welbore Ellis, Baron Mendip", and the dimensions of the painting, with a coat of arms in the centre.
[Ref: 32623] £480.00